New Delhi. The direction and fortune of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan (SL vs PAK) changed dramatically. Sri Lanka, batting first, set a score of 312 runs. When it was Pakistan’s turn to bat, the opposition team dismantled the hosts in no time. The opening batsmen quickly returned to the pavilion, and then captain Babar Azam didn’t take long to be dismissed either. After that, two batsmen came to the crease who tormented the host team for a wicket.
Pakistan lost five of their batsmen within 100 runs. Saud Shakeel and Agha Salman then stabilized the situation like anchors. Both batsmen took charge and pushed Sri Lanka onto the backfoot until the end of the day’s play. By the close of play, Agha Salman was unbeaten on 61 runs, while Saud Shakeel was on 68 runs. It will be interesting to see if they can achieve a century on the next day.
Pakistan trails by 91 runs.
After the century partnership between both batsmen, Pakistan has scored 221 runs by the end of the day. Both batsmen discussed their batting after the day’s play. They revealed that their plan was to build a partnership and put pressure on Sri Lanka. Both of these batsmen have played only a few matches in Test cricket and have also scored a century each.